E-cigarette use falls sharply among teenagers, C.D.C. finds

The encouraging public health news was tempered by evidence that many high school users were taking advantage of a regulatory loophole to get access to flavored products.
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Vaping links to COVID risk are becoming clear

Researchers are starting to home in on the ways in which the use of e-cigarettes raises the chances of catching the virus, and suffering its worst effects.

A new survey links vaping to higher COVID-19 risk

A Stanford University report shows that teens and young adults who use e-cigarettes are five to seven times more likely to test positive for the virus.

How to quit smoking? A virtual date with Florence might help

Tobacco users struggling to quit may soon be able to share their plight with Florence, the WHO's first virtual health worker. The technology uses AI to come up with personalized advice, minus the human judgment.

No more cotton candy vaping products for youth, B.C. to restrict sales

The B.C. government has followed through on a promise to try to stop young people from vaping with regulations that prevent the sale of products that taste like anything but nicotine.


Lifting the veil on a controversial e-cigarette company—sort of

This week a corporate filing in California has provided a glimpse of those involved with a mysterious e-cigarette company.

Philip Morris says cigarettes may start disappearing in a decade

The maker of Marlboro and Chesterfield cigarettes has been saying it sees a "smoke-free future," and now has started giving a concrete timeline.


Hawaii sues e-cig giants Juul and Altria

The complaint alleges that JUUL, Altria, and their leaders engaged in unfair and deceptive practices to entice young customers.


Vaping among Canadian teens doubles in 2 years, new research shows

Experts say it shows no signs of slowing down unless stricter regulations are put in place immediately.


Smoking, vaping could be COVID-19 risk factors: Alberta's top doctor

Early indications show a clear link between smoking and serious illness in COVID-19 patients.

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The world pushes back against e-cigarettes and Juul

Public health officials abroad fear the same youth vaping epidemic that has been declared in the United States.


Smokers in the same room expose you to 'thirdhand smoke'

Dimethylfuran, benzene, and formaldehyde keep wafting off the clothing and skin of smokers, even when they’re not smoking.

Vape shops face a choice: Close or rebrand?

Hundreds of stores are stocked almost entirely with flavored nicotine products that will soon be illegal to sell in New Jersey.

Teens find a big loophole in the new flavored vaping ban

The policy allows mint, dessert and fruit flavors to continue to be sold in disposable e-cigarettes, prompting many teens to switch from Juul to those devices.
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